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Flood Detector

Assistive Technology Flood Detectors are used for people who are likely to leave taps running. They can provide an early warning system to prevent extensive water damage occurring to the property.

The detectors are placed, freestanding, on the bathroom or kitchen floor near to the sink or bath. If there are concerns that the user could potentially pick up or discard the unit, they can be affixed to the skirting board using a small bracket (included).

Assistive Technology Flood Detector

How does it work?

The Assistive Technology Flood Detectors have two small sensors on the underside of the units. Once moisture is detected by these sensors, a call is automatically placed through the Lifeline Unit to our Support Centre. The call will display as a 'Flood Detector Alert' in the Support Centre, so we are immediately aware that there could potentially be a flood in the property.


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Mavis and Joseph live in a first floor flat. Joseph is Mavis' full-time carer, as Mavis has advanced Dementia.

Joseph was scheduled to have a heart bypass and knew a stay in hospital was inevitable. However, he was concerned as Mavis had a habit of leaving the bathroom taps running, which had once caused damage to the flat below.

Carers would be visting Mavis in the morning, and Joseph and Mavis' daughter would be popping in to check on her mum after work, but by then the flat could be flooded. Joseph's friend mentioned Assistive Technology after reading a leaflet about it in his GP surgery.

After a little bit of research, Joseph was able to arrange the installation of a Lifeline unit with an Assistive Technology Flood Detector, which set his mind at rest about leaving Mavis alone at home while he went into hospital.

If you think you or someone you know would benefit from having a Flood Detector, you can: